This week's Naruto Shippuden episode 473, "The Sharingan Revived," adapted 688 and 689 of what was the main manga series' 700 chapters. Meaning, the anime is coming down to the wire. And, following the episode, the climax was teased with a commercial looking to the upcoming "The Last Battle!! Naruto vs Sasuke." Get a look after the jump.
Along with the debut of BETTEN Court and Hideyuki Furuhashi's spin-off, Vigilante - My Hero Academia Illegals, the August 20th release of the second issue of magazine Jump Giga is set to feature a nine-page Yoshihiro Togashi X Masashi Kishimoto talk between the creators of Hunter x Hunter and Naruto. An early look at this has revealed that Kishimoto will be offering an update on the plans for his next manga. More after the jump.
Style, a Japanese book publisher, is releasing a massive art book in September of 2016 entitled The Art of Tetsuya Nishio: Full Spectrum, which focuses on the work of the influential key animator, character designer, and animation director. Hit the jump to learn more.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Blazing is a new Naruto-based RPG coming to smartphones, and with a new trailer that's just been released showing off gameplay, there's a reminder to go preorder now if you're interested. Hit the jump for more!
Like the spice, the Naruto TV anime must flow. Konoha Shinden: Steam Ninja Scrolls, a light novel by Shō Hinata concerning Mirai Sarutobi, along with Kakashi Hatake and Might Guy and set between chapter 700 and the manga and Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring, is out in Japan on August 4th. Announced with it are plans to adapt the 2015 novels in the TV anime starting this winter.
Bandai Namco Entertainment is bringing its Naruto Shippuden Narutimate Blazing mobile game to English devices under the name Naruto Shippūden Ultimate Ninja Blazing. More details after the jump!
This week's Naruto Shippuden episode 469 is a back story. BUT, it's not conventional filler. It's a Masashi Kishimoto story with something that he debuted at the Kishimoto Masashi Naruto Ten (Exhibition) last spring. More after the jump.
If you're a massive Naruto fan looking to get into an MMO in the future, you might want to wait until July 24, when Naruto Online is scheduled to launch on PC. Hit the jump for more info!
July 20th sees the debut of Shoen Jump Giga, a revamped version of what was Jump NEXT, a magazine collecting spin-off and special works by the mainstay Jump creators, along with stories by fresh creators. An early look at what's in store for the magazine has a Yoshihiro Togashi X Masashi Kishimoto talk between the creators of Hunter x Hunter and Naruto, plus a spin-off of My Hero Academia in the works.